Monday, March 8, 2010

And last but not least here is a sample on how to create your own Background for a Scrapbook Page (or card). The Layout is by Sheri Reguly for Hero Arts.
In this sample the 'Flourished Background' Cling Stamp was used.

  1. Trim a sheet of kraft colored cardstock to 10 1/4" x 10 1/4". Stamp the Flourish Background down both the left and right hand edges. Center and adhere to a sheet of white scalloped edged cardstock, then adhere again to a 12" x 12" kraft colored background.
  2. Adhere a 4" strip of Swiss dot cardstock and a 2" strip of patterned paper down the center of the page. Tuck paper frills beneath the edges as shown, and add machine stitching details if desired.
  3. Mat a 4" x 6" photo onto white cardstock, leaving a thin border along the top edge and a wider border along the bottom edge for journaling.
  4. Create the ribbon butterfly accents. Secure buttons tied with hemp to the centers and adhere to page.
  5. Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock using black ink. Cut into strips, lightly chalk the edges and adhere to the left of the photo as shown.
  6. For a finishing touch, add three small button embellishments.
You could also emboss the stamped background image or ink the stamp with multiple colours in some places to achieve a different result. Very versatile!
Have a great week!


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  2. Totally gorgeous! Adore the stamping. You've inspired me to whip out the stamps again!! ;) Thanks!